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Educating for a creative future

Reintegrating art and science

Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6pm - 7pm


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New Zealand film-maker and US film-school chair Bruce Sheridan uses recent research to show the creative benefits of integrating science with art in education.

Bruce draws from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to show that the same capacities underpin our science and art abilities, allowing them to benefit from each other. He argues that as technologies replace many human skills, the important contributions of future graduates will be creative.

Bruce is chair of the largest US film school, Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago. He began his film career in New Zealand as a director and producer. His credits include Perfectly Frank, Spellbound, Lawless and Head Games.

Bruce Sheridan – find out more

Bruce is talking to audiences around New Zealand as a Creative Fellow of The Creative Thinking Project. Based at the University of Auckland, the initiative promotes creativity for community well-being and development.

The Creative Thinking Project – find out more

Listen to the interview with Professor Sheridan on Radio NZ’s Saturday morning programme on Saturday March 14.

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